Kenzie Schroer Signs With Wheeling Jesuit University

New Knoxville senior volleyball player Kenzie Schroer (center) announced her intent to play volleyball at Wheeling Jesuit University next season. Accompanying her is her father, Kyle and mother, Krista, New Knoxville assistant coach Casey Phillips and New Knoxville head volleyball coach Kay Webb.
By: 
JAKE DOWLING
Sports Editor

Kenzie Schroer has been a New Knoxville  Ranger almost her entire life.

Now she is trading in that red and gray for yellow and red. From Ranger to Cardinal, but not the New Bremen kind of Cardinals.

Schroer announced her intent to play volleyball at Wheeling Jesuit University next season on Wednesday at New Knoxville High School.

Located in Wheeling, W. Va., the school's enrollment is 1,500 as of 2010 with its colors of black, red and gold.
The Cardinals — a Division II team — are 38-2 during the 2016 season and 16-0 in the Mountain East Conference. They are set to play Shaw University on Friday in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Championship to open tournament play.

The program is led by 15th-year coach Christy Benner with her assistant Matt Benner. Over her first 14 years, Benner's teams have compiled an impressive 459-114 record for a .801 winning percentage. Her squads are also 48-0 in the first three years of the MEC.
In the last five seasons, the Cardinals are 191-19 overall.

Schroer — a four-year letterwinner for the Rangers — has played in 328 sets, racking up 457 kills, a hitting percentage of .236, 115 total blocks, 1,105 digs, 1,294 assists — a school record — and 98 service aces.
This past fall, Schroer led the New Knoxville with first-team All-Midwest Athletic Conference honors with 19 aces, 179 kills, 25 digs, 429 assists and 283 digs as well. The Rangers finished the season 12-12 overall and 3-6 in the MAC.

Schroer is also a 2015 second-team All-MAC athlete and Honorable Mention All-District 8 and a 2016 First-Team All-District 8 selection as well as Third-Team All-Ohio.

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